Trisulia Bridge connecting twin city to be named after Netaji

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Bhubaneswar : The newly constructed 3-kms-long Trisulia bridge over Mahanadi connecting Judicial Academy Chhak in Cuttack and Barang in Bhubaneswar will be named after Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, informed Barabati-Cuttack legislator Debasish Samantray today.

After a review of the largest bridge in the State accompanied by Health Minister Pratap Jena, Cuttack Collector Nirmala Mishra and DCP Akhileswar Singh, Samantray told media the bridge will be inaugurated by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on July 19.

The legislator said, “This is a big gift from the chief minister to people of the twin city.” Built by the Road and House Development Department, the bridge has been constructed at a cost of Rs 107 crore. Construction work of the bridge started in 2011. The distance between Cuttack and Bhubaneswar will decrease by 12 km after the bridge opens for commuters.

The Cuttack Collector said, “This bridge will facilitate better connectivity for people of Cuttack and Bhubaneswar.” The Commissionerate Police has proposed the State government for establishment of a beat house near the bridge apart from traffic outpost on both the sides. The Cuttack DCP stated, “Assessment for traffic arrangement is over and soon the service will be open for public,” adding the beat house will come up on the Barang side.

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